Adam Fox Named Jim Johannson College Player of the Year

Gil Talbot / Harvard Athletics
Gil Talbot / Harvard Athletics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Harvard defenseman Adam Fox was named the Jim Johannson College Hockey Player of the Year by USA Hockey, the organization announced this week.

Fox, who signed an NHL contract with the New York Rangers on May 2, had his best season at Harvard in 2018-19, and one of the greatest years by a blue liner the history of Division I college hockey.

Fox (nine goals, 39 assists) was a AHCA/CCM First Team All-American, Hobey Baker Award Hat Trick Finalist, the 2019 Walter Brown Award winner, ECAC Hockey Player of the Year, ECAC Hockey First Team and Ivy League Player of the Year selection. A Winter Academic All-Ivy honoree, Fox finished the season as the top scoring player and defenseman in the country with 1.45 points per game. With 48 points, he broke the school record for points by a Harvard defenseman in one season, set by Mark Fusco '83, who had 46 points (13-33-46) in 1982-83.

Fox finished his Harvard career with 116 points (21 goals, 95 assists) in 97 games. He became the fourth defenseman in Harvard history to reach 100 career points, joining Fusco (135 points), Mark Benning '87 (111 points), and Randy Taylor '87 (102 points). He was also the first junior defenseman in college hockey to reach 100 points since Justin Schultz (Wisconsin) in 2011-12. Fox was a three-time First Team All-American – the third player in program history to achieve that feat, joining Joe Cavanagh '71 and Mark Fusco '83.